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  • RASCAL restoring readiness, the Air Force way

    A Rapid Assistance Support for Calibration unit arrived at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, May 6, 2019, to re-establish the base’s capability to calibrate equipment, which was lost in the flood. RASCAL is a mobile Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory intended for use worldwide where PMEL capabilities are needed. It is one of only two in the Air Force that allows deployable PMEL capabilities.
  • Airman wins chance to perform at Omaha’s MAHA Music Festival

    It’s 7:08 p.m. and the rain, beyond the storefront window of the B Side Theatre, has subsided allowing the setting sun to brighten the dimly-lit confines of the Benson music hall in Omaha, Nebraska. Airman 1st Class Mario Foreman-Powell, a United States Air Force Heartland of America Band vocalist, sits behind a keyboard - stage left, it’s his turn to shine and win the last remaining spot in the MAHA Music Festival lineup.
  • Event encourages Offutt women to empower one another

    Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska hosted its first Women’s empowerment seminar April 17, 2019. The seminar featured a panel of seven women who spoke on varied topics. “I wanted to bring together a diverse group of women from around base, to include not just military personnel, but civilians and spouses as well so we could network, build bonds, mentor each other and become better women and people,” said Senior Airman Chelsea Wells, 55th Communications Squadron, cyber security technician.
  • Offutt’s flood brings out the best

    At 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, the 55th Wing leadership team met to discuss what needed to be accomplished to protect assets and facilities from possible flood waters that were creeping towards the installation. Using lessons learned from the 2011 flood, they knew that if the levy was breached significant flooding would occur to the southeastern side of the base.
  • Offutt’s pavement team serve as unsung heroes

    Offutt’s pavement team has been working tirelessly since November keeping snow off the roads, patching potholes and a myriad of other duties to ensure the mission continues. And with a winter that included more than 50 inches of snow, they were not lacking for opportunities to excel. “We had the eleventh most snowfall in history here this past winter,” said Richard Durr, 55th Civil Engineering Squadron equipment operator supervisor, “so we have been working a lot of weekends.” In fact, the pavement team has only had three weekends off since November.
  • Combat Arms range dangerous when red flag is raised

    The Offutt AFB small arms firing range is located in building 563 on Butler Blvd. For your safety, if the red streamer is displayed or a rotating red beacon is flashing, do not enter the facility or fenced in area unless escorted by Combat Arms personnel. Also, the fence line around the firing range has been posted with warning signs. As a reminder, trespassing is not only illegal but also dangerous because of gunfire.
  • 100 Black Women of Omaha inducts CGO

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Valyn Beasley, 55th Medical Group practice manager healthcare administer, was born and raised in North Omaha, merely miles from Offutt Air Force Base. While stationed so close to home, she spends her time, not only mentoring those inside its gates, but also members of her community and it has not gone unnoticed. She was recently inducted into the National Coalition of 100 Black Women of Omaha, a non-profit advocacy organization designed to increase the economic growth, health & wellness, educational, political and social gains for women of color, with specific emphasis on enhancing the quality of life and lifestyles of all African-American women.
  • Base, local community donate to Tyndall AFB evacuees

    Team Offutt and the local community rallied together to collect donations for Airmen and their families who were displaced from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, by Hurricane Michael.
  • Christmas tree lighting welcomes the holiday season

     The Offutt’s Annual Christmas Tree Lightning celebration is scheduled for Dec. 6, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Patriot Club. Anyone with base access may register for the free event by clicking here. Festivities begin with the tree lighting ceremony. Afterwards, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive to welcome the crowd inside. Attendees may enjoy
  • Omaha Lancers host Offutt AFB Night

    The Omaha Lancers junior ice hockey team celebrated Veterans Day by hosting its inaugural Offutt Air Force Base Night at Ralston Arena where they defeated the RoughRiders from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 11, 2018.Hundreds of service members and their families with ties to the installation experienced a close game, as the Lancers overcame deficits of
  • Offutt AFB Youth program joins local schools in training event

    Offutt AFB Youth Programs, LeMay Elementary, Peter Sarpy Elementary and Patriot Elementary were the recipients of Military Child Education Coalition training last week, entitled elementary Student 2 Student, or eS2S, at the Beardmore Event Center in Bellevue, Nebraska.eS2S is designed to increase awareness of and address school transitions
  • Presentation kicks off domestic violence awareness month

    Team Offutt kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by having a Riverside County, California investigator provide a presentation Oct. 2 entitled, “Missing You: The Relationship between Mass Homicides and Domestic Violence.”
  • Team Offutt honors POW/MIA Day in week of remembrance

    The third Friday of September is observed as POW/MIA Recognition Day across the U.S. each year. For 2018, the day fell on Sept. 21. Team Offutt gathered to celebrate and remember the sacrifices of prisoners of war and those missing in action by holding a 24-hour vigil run Sept. 14, and a remembrance luncheon Sept. 19, at Offutt Air Force Base,
  • Sustainment Services Flight upgrades to virtual Meal Ordering system

    The 55th Force Support Squadron Sustainment Services Flight is welcoming a new level of innovation to the boxed meal program. Now, customers are able to order flight and ground support meals from the Alert Campisi Dining Facility through a new virtual Meal Ordering system. vMO, the result of a conversation Airman 1st Class Tashawnie Ormsby and Airman 1st Class Latasha Blake, Sustainment Services Flight food services journeymen, had with their leadership on the issues surrounding the previous boxed meal program, went live on Sept. 11, 2018. Before this new web-based ordering system, Team Offutt and its many visitors would hand in paper forms or send scanned copies via email to place an order.
  • Six-time Junior Olympian trains at Offutt Field House

    When U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Sheree Patillo, U.S. Strategic Command Total Force Engineering Installation Team detachment commander and her family arrived at Offutt Air Force Base in May 2017, they had no idea they were coming to the home of Department of Defense’s largest fitness center, nor that it would have a 700-meter indoor track.She and her
  • LeMay Aero Club offers flight lessons to Team Offutt

    The LeMay Aero Club and Flight Training Center, formally known as the SAC Aero Club, was the first flying club in the Armed Forces. The club provides low cost flight training for Team Offutt. The center has multiple Federal Aviation Administration certified flight instructors available to assist the members obtaining their certifications. After completing the examinations and becoming certified the new pilots are qualified to rent planes from us to travel anywhere in the lower 48 states with friends or family, under Visual Flight Rule restrictions.
  • Excel with a Mentor program assists transitioning service members

    Excel with a Mentor is a voluntary program that familiarizes transitioning service members with the civilian corporate setting to gain realistic career perspectives. The program is part of the newly founded non-profit, Boots and Suits United, Inc., which links service members separating or retiring from the military with civilian mentors experienced in the corporate workforce of the Omaha metro area.
  • Combat Arms hosts pistol competition

    One hundred twenty service members competed in an Excellence in Competition pistol match Aug. 30, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The 55th Security Forces Squadron’s Combat Arms unit organized the event which served as a safe way for service members to compete in marksmanship among their peers.
  • Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force meet to discuss future force

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, joined by six of the previous Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force, participated in the 2018 Senior Enlisted Statesman Forum Sept. 6 on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The forum, the first of its kind since Wright’s tenure began, was an opportunity to discuss the future of the Air Force focusing on policy, training and resilience.
  • 97th IS, Prop Wash Gang host remembrance ceremony honoring crewmembers of 60528

    The 97th Intelligence Squadron and the Prop Wash Gang hosted a 60528 remembrance ceremony Aug. 30, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska to honor 17 crewmembers who lost their lives 60 years ago. The number 60528 was the tail number of a C-130 modified to fly reconnaissance missions. On Sept. 2, 1958, the aircraft inadvertently entered restricted airspace over the Turkish and Armenian border where it was intercepted and shot down by Soviet MiG-17 aircraft. It crashed near the village of Sasnashen, 34 miles northwest of Yerevan, the Armenian capital.
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